Welcome to the registration process for the First Congregational Church of Western Springs Preschool! Whether you are researching preschools for your child, are new to our program, or are returning from last year, we are excited to begin the registration process for the 2013 – 2014 school year.
We offer a hands-on approach that sets the stage for life-long learning. We invite you to tour our classrooms, meet our exceptional teachers, and see our students as they are learning. Our class offerings include:
Kid’s Day Out: KDO provides a safe and caring environment for children ages 2 through 5. It is a loosely structured program that provides an opportunity for children to make new friends while engaging in creative play and a variety of special activities.
Almost 3’s Program: This introduction to preschool allows children to have their first school experience in a friendly classroom environment. Children come twice a week for two hours, and we focus on literary arts, social emotional growth, and physical growth and development. Children must be 2 ½ on or before September 1.
3 Year Olds: This program is strongly based on active participation, and encourages independence, cooperative play and creativity. Activities include literacy development, pre-math and science exploration, dramatic play, creative art, music and physical development. To enroll in this program a child must be 3 by September 1.
Pre-K Class: This program is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. In a child-friendly, yet structured environment, we facilitate learning while encouraging independence and creativity. The curriculum includes pre-reading, pre-math, science exploration, social studies, music, and fine motor and gross motor physical development.
Friday Enrichment: This class incorporates both unstructured and structured play, learning centers, stories, songs and crafts. We reinforce the alphabet and numbers through creative play and, believe it or not, during snack time! The class meets roughly four Fridays a month, and our teachers devote three of the four Fridays to letters and numbers, and the fourth Friday to science, art, or music.
Our mission is simple: to advance a young child’s independence and positive self-concept, setting the stage for a lifetime of successful learning. We want to partner with parents to accomplish this mission, so if you have any questions about the program that is best suited for your child, please call to discuss all of your options.
For registration materials, or additional information, please visit our website at www.firstcongopreschool.org.